I spoke to my father last night and he was sharing with me his problems. Apparently, this year is not a really good year for our family. Alot of things happens to us as individuals and there are plenty of challenges that we have to face that sometimes it’s overwhelming to deal with.
My father spoke to me on how he is considering an early retirement as he could no longer feel the joy of working, but fought against it as he is worried for so many things, financially speaking. His concern is something I can understand, of course. Who wouldn’t worry about that when there is so many financial commitments? I always worry about that too.
But there is an important lesson that I learned from my father last night. He told me something that he used to tell me when I was a little girl but finallyÂ made sense to me after all these years. He said…when we are desperate to chase for worldly things, it will consume you til there is nothing left. The trick to go about life and deal with challenges in life is to let worldly things chase you instead. He reminded me that whenever prayers goes up, blessings will come down, and so, no matter what we do, just do our best, and let God do the rest.
My father is right. As human, we can only do our best and leave the rest to God. For what it’s worth, if something belongs to us, it will be ours. If it is not, we shall never have it, no matter how hard we try.
Towards the end of our conversation, he told me that throughout our lives, there will always be things that makes us feel that life is not quite worth living anymore, but it is important to remember to THINK +, as only when we think positive and have good thoughts about things and about people around us, we will be affected positively and only then, things will be better.
Cleffairy: My father’s email always ends with ‘Think +’. I find that little thing rather comforting and encouraging, despite of the content of the emails. Small things like this is inspirational to me, and it makes me smile.